From the 13th Floor Elevators to the loony bin—and now he’s back with a little help from his friends.
Plus Willie, the Dead, Shelby Lynne, Roky Erickson, et al.
We released our review of The Stand Ins earlier today, but we just saw the press release about Okkervil River‘s current tour. Their goal is to make the national tour “completely carbon neutral” by encouraging fans not to drive to their shows. According to an uncited statistic in the press release, “80% of a tour’s … Continue reading Okkervil River's carbon neutral tour
Will Sheff leads his group through the sequel to The Stage Names and goes out of his way to dismantle the very idea of hero worship.
After attending two big music festivals every summer since 2005, it’s easy to feel burned out and unmotivated. But you can still have a great time if you just turn off your grouchiness, relax, and float downstream. A mind-blowing headliner helps, too.
Another round of mp3s featured on Forkast recently… • Happy Mondays – “Jelly Bean” [fr0k] • Arthur & Yu – “Come to View (A Song for Neil Young)” from In Camera; due June 19 on Hardly Art [fr0k] • The New Pornographers – “My Rights Versus Yours” from Challengers, due August 21 on Matador [fr0k] … Continue reading Fun with Forkast, Round VI
Okkervil River – “It Ends With A Fall” via Jagjaguwar Records. By way of Fingertips. (More mp3s.)